St. John the Baptist Catholic Church  

  

Church Address:  703 East Main Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896

Phone: (618) 932-2828

Fax: (618) 937-0200

Email: johnthebaptist@mchsi.com

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Welcome

Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Thank you for your interest in St. John the Baptist Parish. We invite you to become involved with your faith life in our parish and continue your spiritual growth through the many resources offered here. St. John the Baptist Church offers weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and adults as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach. The programs and services of the parish continue to grow. St. John’s school provides an excellent education in an intentionally Catholic environment. Each new parishioner adds a richness to our faith community which allows us to reflect more fully the Body of Christ in today’s society.

Mass Times

Thursday - 5:30 P.M.

Friday - 8:15 A.M.

Saturday - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday - 10:00 A.M.

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Reconciliation

Thursday - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday- 4:20 P.M.

Parish Office

Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

* St. John the Baptist Parish 100th Anniversary Celebration Photos
There are many photos from our 100th Anniversary Celebration available for viewing on the 'Photos and Videos' page of this website.

* St. John the Baptist Catholic School Mega Raffle
YOU COULD WIN A TOTAL OF $13,000!
TICKETS $50 EACH
ONLY 500 TICKETS TO BE SOLD!
$500 was raffled off on Sunday, August 28 at St. John's Church
$500 was raffled off Saturday, September 24 (During 100 Year Anniversary Picnic at WF Park)
$500 to be raffled off Friday, October 28 (During St. John's School Halloween Party)
$500, $1,000 & $10,000 to be raffled off Friday, November 18 (During St. John's Turkey Bingo)
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!
Purchase 5 TICKETS & your name/business name will be placed on our CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP BANNER on Main Street in West Frankfort for 1 YEAR!
FOR TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT RYAN OR SARA RIDGEWAY AT 618-923-4211 OR ST. JOHN'S SCHOOL AT 618-937-2017

* Baptism Classes
The next Baptism classes will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, and Monday, October 24, 2016, at 6:15 pm for anyone seeking the Sacrament of Baptism for their child. To register, please contact Emma Tuthill at (618) 982-9204 or stjohnstalpsr@gmail.com. You must register for the class to attend. In the event there are no registered parents, the class will be cancelled.

* Priesthood Sunday
In observance of Priesthood Sunday, The Messenger, the Belleville Diocesan Catholic newspaper, will publish a special section in the October 20 issue to recognize all of our priests: active and retired, pastors, administrators, associate pastors and sacramental ministers. This is your opportunity to tell us briefly some of their best qualities. Please email your remarks to cathnews@bellevillemessenger.org, fax to 618-235-9605 or mail to: The Messenger, 2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, Illinois 62221. Deadline to submit remarks is on or before October 6, 2016.

* Knights of Columbus
Every Tuesday Night Bingo
7:00 pm
West Frankfort KC Hall

* Daughters of Isabella
Every Friday Night Bingo
6:30 pm
Herrin KC Hall

School News from the Principal

* This week begins our Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) testing for grades 2-8. Please make sure that your child gets a good night's rest and eats a good breakfast.
* The Initial Child Protection training is set for Saturday, October 29 at 10 am. This training is for anyone who had not completed this training. The necessary paperwork for the Initial training is on the website www.stjohnswestfrankfort.com. Those who have done at least the Initial will need to complete the Refresher training. The training instructions are on the website at www.stjohnswestfrankfort.com. You will need to complete this training to be in compliance with our Fair Share Hour program.

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Founded 1916 - A parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Illinois.